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Managing symptoms for a “good death”

KOUCH, MARYLOU APRN, BC, MSN

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Your terminally ill patient is nearing death. Do you know how to keep her comfortable? Here, you'll learn how to manage common signs and symptoms she's likely to experience.

Learn how to anticipate common end-of-life complications and what to do to keep your patient comfortable.

Board certified in advanced practice palliative care management and as a clinical specialist in psychiatric mental health nursing, Marylou Kouch is a staff nurse at Fox Chase Cancer Center's hospice in Philadelphia, Pa.

The author has disclosed that she has no significant relationship with or financial interest in any commercial companies that pertain to this educational activity.

© 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.